Man flees on bike after trying to rob Phoenix bank

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By Jennifer Thomas By Jennifer Thomas
By Jennifer Thomas By Jennifer Thomas

PHOENIX -- Police are searching for a man who attempted to rob a Phoenix bank Wednesday afternoon.

Phoenix police Detective Mike Fischer said a man entered the Comerica Bank near Thomas Road and 44th Street at approximately 12:50 p.m.

He approached an employee and asked about services. After being led to an office, the suspect presented a note saying that he was robbing the bank and demanded money.

The employee told the suspect that there was no money in the office and the suspect ran out of the bank without obtaining any cash. He fled the scene on a small-framed bicycle.

Fischer said no weapon was seen.

The suspect is described as a heavy-set black male, 25 to 35 years old, 5 feet 5 inches to 5 feet 7 inches, 180 to 200 pounds. He has a light complexion, brown eyes and brown glasses.

He was last seen wearing a light tan polo-style shirt with horizontal stripes and a black T-shirt underneath, dark dress plants and black shoes. Fischer said the suspect was carrying a blue shopping bag.

Silent Witness is offering a reward of up to $1,000 for information leading to the arrest or indictment of this suspect. Call 480-WITNESS with any information.